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Jul 22, 2011 4:00am PDT
big to ignore. sandra hughes, cbs news, san diego. >>> i'm randall pinkston, this is the "cbs morning news." andall pinkston, this is the "cbs morning news." contact lenses asys®d with hydraclear® plus for exceptional comfort. it feels like it disappeared on my eye! [ male announcer ] discover why it's the brand eye doctors trust most for comfort. acuvue® oasys brand. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] say hello to the new mango pineapple real fruit smoothies from mccafé, bursting with fresh flavors and blended with creamy low-fat yogurt. the simple joy of exotic refreshment. ♪ >>> a photo for the ages taken by the crew of the international space station of the shuttle "atlantis" reentering the earth's atmosphere thursday. after 30 years, it was the final landing for the nasa space shuttle program. >>> so what's next as the shuttle moves into retirement? americans traveling to space will need a lift from some former enemies. elizabeth palmer reports. >> reporter: u.s. astronaut katie coleman is going to work on the space station. her commute -- 220 miles straight up on russia's soyu
CBS
Jul 23, 2011 5:30pm PDT
an oklahoma city type bombing in oslo. randall pinkston joins us tonight from oslo. randall? >> reporter: there are new details being revealed about the accused gunman. principally that he rented a farm that allowed him to obtain 6,000 tons of fertilizer. the fertilizer that authorities believe was used in part to construct that powerful bomb that went off just a few blocks from here. police say the gunman at norway's youth camp had 90 minutes to attack before a s.w.a.t. team arrived. at least 84 people were killed. >> they ran out. and he just would shoot them. >> reporter: shaken survivors recall their desperate effort to get away from the man dressed as a policeman. some dove into icy waters, trying to swim away. others hid behind rocks. adrian plaquen was wounded in the shoulder. >> i was lying perfectly still and someone fell down so i hid behind. >> reporter: when policemen finally arrived the gunman reportedly gave up without a struggle. >> i tried to save people but there were people dead i couldn't do anything for. >> reporter: police say the suspect, a 32-year-old norwegian man
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 12:00pm EDT
with the president this weekend but say they're still far apart on a debt limit agreement i'm randall pinkston in washington. i'll have that story. >>> top lawmakers will cut their weekend short for a sunday meeting at the white house. president obama called both sides back to the table, hoping to bridge the deep divide between them on a deal to increase the nation's debt limit and cut spending. randall pinkston reports from capitol hill. >>> leading lawmakers will work through the weekend, getting ready for a rare sunday meeting at the white house. president obama told both parties to show up with their bottom line demands in hand. >> the american people sent us here to do the right thing, not for party but for country. so, we're going to work together to get things done on their behalf. >> reporter: he's trying to take control of the debate over the debt limit. by pushing for a plan that raises that ceiling, slashes about $4 trillion in federal spending and closes some tax loopholes. republicans like the spending cuts but they argue closing those loopholes is the same as raising taxes. >> we
KBCW
Jul 24, 2011 10:00pm PDT
details tonight about the possible motive. randall pinkston has the story. >> reporter: his 15 page manifesto attempts to justify violence to achieve his political goals, but an expert noticed a similarity to the writings of convicted unabomber ted kaczynski. >> he doesn't make any references to the unabomber. it's not really his own writing. >> reporter: thousands turned out for memorial services sunday. norway's royal family and government leaders wept for the victims. police continued the search for bodies of young people gunned down at a labor party retreat off the coast of the island. >> it's a well-known thing in norway that every year, this group goes to the island. >> reporter: analysts believe they were targeted to cripple norway's future liberal leaders. breivik is being held here at oslo's detention center. his maximum sentence would be 20 years, that's one of the hallmarks of norway's liberal society. a way of life breivik said in his manifesto he wants to change. >> the results will be the opposite. because we will be more open, we will be more inclusive. he cannot dest
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 11:00pm PDT
the need for legislators to reach an agreement in the next two weeks. with a deadline set, randall pinkston with what is still dividing each party. >> president obama is calling a meeting at the white house thursday to help solve the looming debt ceiling crisis. >> it's my hope that everybody is going to leave their ultimatums at the door. that we'll all leave our political rhetoric at the door and that we are going to do what's best for our economy and do what's best for our people. >> the president says he doesn't want a short-term solution to the problem as some in congress suggested. if the government doesn't raise its borrowing limit by august 2, the u.s. would start defaulting on its debt. threatening the economic recovery and disrupting financial markets. >> we have a unique opportunity to do something big. to tackle our deficit in a way that forces our government to live within its means, that puts our economy on a stronger footing for the future. >> democrats refuse to sign off on without added tax increases. republicans say that's not an option. the senate canceled to continue
CBS
Jul 25, 2011 12:00pm PDT
to be held for eight weeks. the first four in isolation. and as randall pinkston tells us, the suspect claims that the killings were necessary. >> reporter: a black police vehicle carries anders breivik drove away from the courthouse following a closed court appearance. and officials say the suspect confessed, saying it was necessary. >> the issue being that he needed to carry out these acts in order to save norway and western europe from the cultural marxism and let them take over. >> reporter: breivik is accused of setting off a car bomb at the prime minister's office and going to a remote island to attack young people at a political retreat, many the children of liberal party members. at the hearing, officials say the 32-year-old claim there are two more cells in his organization. so the judge ruled that breivik be held in complete isolation, while police investigate the claims. nor wejen defense experts say it could be months before police complete their investigation. while he is being detained, prosecutors have can asked the court to bar breivik from speaking to anyone except his attorn
CBS
Jul 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
' union calls a time-out. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, thanks for joining us. i'm randall pinkston in for betty nguyen. the story that's not news to beau of you, the hot, hot, hot weather. the blistering heat wave that hit the east coast will stay there through much of the weekend, the heat warnings and advisory cover an area from the central united states to the east coast, from carolinas to maine. triple digit temperatures are in many cities. if it's as hot as forecasters predict, today will be the hottest two-day stretch in this country since 1950. 22 deaths are blamed on the weather. it's not just the heat, it's the humidity and air quality making it so dangerous. more now from dean reynolds. >> reporter: the nation's weather is worse than hot, it's potentially lethal, with 30 states and the district of columbia under heat advisories, watches, or warnings, the death toll is expected to rise. >> heat waves by far on average each year kill more people than all other weather phenomena combined. that means hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning strikes, and floods. 1500 people p
CBS
Jul 29, 2011 4:30am EDT
in the icy waters of lake huron. randall pinkston has his story. >> reporter: 42-year-old michael trapp was pulled from lake huron after treading water for 18 hours with no life jacket. >> i was waving my arms and by the grace of god they slowed down. i about started crying when they slowed down. >> reporter: the pilot was flying his cessna from upstate wisconsin tuesday when his engine began sputtering. he went down 29 miles from the michigan shore. >> now i got my shoes on, my pants on, the seas are like ten feet. every like eight, ten seconds i'm getting doused by water, dragging me down six feet every time a wave goes by. >> reporter: he is not a strong swimmer but survived the night with nothing to hold on to, to keep him afloat. >> the one thing i wanted to one more time wrap my arms around my wife and my mom. >> reporter: around 10:00 a.m. and, dean and diana petitprin saw a drop bobbing in the water. >> he appeared to be a coconut floating in the water. all you saw was his head. the timing was perfect. if we would have left five minutes earlier or later this morning, it would pr
CBS
Jul 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
deadly attacks on their normally peaceful country. randall pinkston, oslo, norway. >> police say they're still investigating tonight whether the suspect acted alone or actually had some help. >>> turning now to what house speaker john boehner says this evening that house leaders should have a new deficit plan within 24 hours. boehner made that announcement in a conference call to fellow republicans today. president barack obama called lawmakers to the white house for an emergency meeting after debt talks with the speaker collapsed yesterday. the two were working on a deal that made cuts to domestic spending, social security, medicare and medicaid. >> we can strengthen our economy and leave for our children a more secure future or we can issue insults and demands and ultimate mate ums at each other, withdraw to our partisan corners and achieve nothing. >> the white house moved the goal post. >> nothing's been done, but both sides say they're committed on working on a bipartisan proposal to save the u.s. from its first government default in history. lawmakers have just 10 days to go bef
CBS
Jul 24, 2011 1:35am EDT
to take his time on this one. randall pinkston picks up the story from oslo. >> reporter: this picture from the air shows the accused gunman in the middle of his deadly mission. the attorney for anders breivik said his client confessed to factual authorities. a man traveled to an island 20- miles from the capital to attend young people attending a political rally. he said he was there for a routine terror drill. >> all the girls were screaming and every time the shot -- they screamed. >> reporter: some hid, some ran. others tried to swim away. adrian wounded in the shoulder described the terror. >> to hear bullets just flying by our air, seeing people just getting hit by bullets just running next to you, it's chaotic. >> reporter: police say it took more than a half hour to get to the island. by then the gunman had killed at least 85 people. but the rampage began earlier in downtown oslo. this is one of dozens of buildings damage bid the powerful car bomb set off a block and a half away at the corner of that government office building. norwegians are still coping with the aftermath of
CBS
Jul 25, 2011 12:00pm EDT
for an open hearing and wanted to dress in uniform. both requests were denied. randall pinkston has more from norway. >> reporter: a black police vehicle carrying an ders breivik drove away from a courthouse. the suspect in the worst peacetime attack in norway confessed saying it was necessary. >> the issue be that he needed to carry out these acts in order to save norway and western europe from cultural takeover. >> breivik is accused of setting off of a car bomb near the prime minister's office then going to a remote island to attack young people at a political retreat. many of the children of liberal party members. at the hearing, officials say the 32-year-old claimed there are two more cells in his organization. so, the judge ruled breivik be held in complete isolation while police investigate the claims. the defense experts say it could be months before police complete their investigation. while he's being detained, prosecutors have asked the court to bar breivik from speaking to anyone except his attorney and the court. before the hearing, norway paused for a moment of silence in memory
CBS
Jul 29, 2011 4:00am EDT
in the icy waters of lake hur huron. randall pinkston has his story. 42-year-old michael trapp has pulled from the lake after treading water for 18 hours with no life jacket. >> i was waving my arms and by the grace of god they slowed down. >> reporter: the pilot was flying his cessna from upstate new york when his engine began sputtering. he went down 29 miles from the michigan store. >> now i got my shoes on, my pants on, the seas are like ten feet. every like eight, ten seconds i'm getting doused by water, dragging me down six or ten feet every wave goes by. >> reporter: he is not a strong swimmer but survived the night with nothing to hold on to. >> i wanted to wrap my arms around my wife and my mom. >> reporter: around 10:00 a.m. and, dean and diana pettaprin saw a drop bobbing in the water. >> we saw his head the timing was perfect. if we would have left five minutes earlier or later probably be a different story. >> they grabbed me and drug me on board like a caveman drags his wife, pulled me right on. >> reporter: trapp says he survived because he wasn't ready to die. randall pink
CBS
Jul 25, 2011 4:00am PDT
described the attacks as quote, atrocious but necessary. randall pinkston has more. >> reporter: anders behring breivik 1500 page manifesto attempts to justify violence to achieve his political goals. but an expert on right-wing groups noticed a similarity to writings of unabomber ted kaczynski. cut and paste? >> yes. it doesn't make any reference to the unabomber so it looks like it's his own work, but it's not his own writings. >> reporter: thousands turned up for memorial services on sunday. government leaders and families wept for the victims. police continued to search for bodies of young people gunned down at a labor party retreat off the coast of utoya island. >> it's a well known thing, that every year this group goes to utoya. >> reporter: analysts believe they were targeted to cripple norway's future liberal leaders. breivik is being held here at oslo police headquarters detention center. under norway's law, if convicted, his maximum sentence would be 21 years. that's one of the hallmarks of norway's liberal society, a way of life breivik said in his manifesto, he wants to cha
CBS
Jul 26, 2011 4:00am PDT
in a cell. and claims two other cells of his network are out there. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: anders breivik left the courtroom to spend the next four weeks in solitary confinement. he pleaded not guilty. >> the accused believed that he needed to carry out these acts in order to save norway and western europe from among other things cultural marxism and muslim takeover. >> reporter: police are investigating breivik's claims that there are two more cells in his organization. breivik admitted he bombed oslo's government building and opened fire at a youth camp. police originally put the death toll of the two attacks to 100, but revised it down to 76. ♪ a huge crowd gathered to express their shock and sadness, some holding flags, most holding flowers, many in tears. this vigil is the latest response to the terrorist attack. norwegians want to send a message to the confessed gunman and anyone who follows him that this normally peaceful nation is united against violence. >> to show that we care for each other and we stand together. >> reporter: breivik's father, who did not want
CBS
Jul 1, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. randall pinkston reports with more on why a judge released him this afternoon. >> reporter: dominique strauss- kahn walked out of a courthouse free from house address. the judge granted dominique strauss-kahn's release after prosecutors dug into the back ground of a housekeeper who accused him of sexual assault. >> that investigation raised concerns about the witness' credibility. >> reporter: the made misrepresented what she did after the attack and admitted she made up a story about being rape. her attorney fired back, insisting she was the victim of a rutile aact. >> the medical evidence support the victim's account. the forensic evidence supports her account. >> reporter: prosecutors haven't dropped the charges against dominique strauss-kahn. they are keeping their investigation open and plan to be back here for another hearing in a few weeks. >> thank you. >> dominique strauss-kahndist and his attorneys thanked the judge. >> we maintained that dominique strauss-kahn is innocent of the charges. >> reporter: the arrest forced him to resign that international monetary fund. and scra
CBS
Jul 21, 2011 4:30am EDT
for joining us. i'm randall pinkston in for betty nguyen. we begin this morning with an ending. if all goes as planned, the 135th and last space shuttle flight will conclude with the landing of shuttle "atlantis" in florida. it's the end of the shuttle era and the end at least for now of america's ability to put astronauts in space. the weather at the kennedy space center is ideal. terrell brown is there. good morning, terrell. >> reporter: randall, good morning to you. for the first time since 1962 america does not have a vehicle to put its own astronauts in space. the decision to retire the program is one that has been debated, it's been criticized, it's bron teught tears and ange. but on this day the last shuttle will be celebrated. ♪ god bless america >> reporter: it was a patriotic start to the final day. of america's space shuttle program. this morning "atlantis" preparing to touch down at the kennedy space center one last time. >> thank you to america for supporting this program and we'll be on the ground in a few short hours hopefully. >> two, one, zero. >> reporter: it's been 30
CBS
Jul 23, 2011 11:00pm EDT
the man accused of going on the deadly shooting rampage. randall pinkston tonight reports for wjz from oslo on what the suspect is now telling police. >> this chilling picture from the air shows the accused gunman in the middle of his deadly mission. the attorney for 32-year-old anders behring breivik now says his client has confessed to what he called the factual circumstances. the facts, say the authorities, is that a man dressed in a policeman's uniform traveled to an island 20 miles from the capital to kill young people attending a political rally. witnesses say the shooter gathered hundreds of teenagers by saying he was there for a routine terror drill. >> all of the girls were screaming. >> reporter: some hid. some ran. others tried to swim away. adrian, wounded in the shoulder described the terror. >> hear bullets just flying by our ears, seeing people getting hit by bullets, just running next to you, it is chaotic. >> reporter: police say it took more than half an hour to get to the island. by then, the gunman had killed at least 85 people. but his rampage began earlier in down
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 4:30am EDT
island. >> there were two champions left standing. as randall pinkston reports, one of them barely weighs 100 pounds. >> it is a 4th of july tradition. who can eat the most hot dogs and buns in ten minutes at the annual nathan's hot dog eating contest. >> it is joey chester. ajoey chestnut downed 62 hot dogs, chewing his way to the top for the fifth time in a row. for the first time ever, nathan's held a separate mens and women's event. 100 pound sonya thomas sucked down 40 hot dogs to win the inaugural women's competition. thomas is known in the competitive eating world as the black widow. she took part in the contest when it was co-ed. she supports the separation. >> one of the greatest all-time hot dog eating champions here on coney island did not compete this year. he has a contract dispute but some spectators suspect something else was keeping him away. >> i think he's afraid to lose. >> i think he knows chestnut has his number. >> kobayashi held his own contest on a rooftop in manhattan. >> it is his choice. it is sad he thinks he's kobe bryant. >> kobayashi's team claimed he ate 69
CBS
Jul 20, 2011 4:30am EDT
of thousands of dollars in fines. randall pinkston, cbs news, new york. >>> and there were two more arrests in the u.s. unrelated to the pay pal attack and two others in europe. >>> the justice department has corrected a legal filing in the anthrax attacks from 2001. its correction reasserted the government's belief that bruce ivan staged the attacks which killed five people and sickened 17 others. court papers the department submitted last friday suggested the government had changed its stance regarding dr. ivans as the primary suspect. >>> before we head to break, time to take a look at the question of the morning. >> readers digest suggests this occupation takes the greatest number of sick days every year. bank tellers. postal workers or teachers. what do you think? add your answer to our facebook page. we'll reveal the answer in a little while. >> temps in the 70s. generally dry out there. a spotty stray storm later on. temperatures into the low 80s pushing 90 degrees at the lunch hour. may see something pop in the mountains stormwise. spotty stuff at best this afternoon. most of us sta
CBS
Jul 25, 2011 4:00am EDT
the attacks as atrocious but necessary. randall pinkston has more. >> reporter: anders behring breivik manifesto has violent but an expert on right wing group noticed a similarity to writings of unabomber ted kaczynski. cut and paste? >> yes. it doesn't make any reference to the unabomb so it looks like his own work but it's not his own writings. >> reporter: thousands turned up for memorial services on sunday. government leaders and families we want for the victims. police continued to search for bodies of young people gunned down at a labor party retreat off the coast of utoya island. >> it's a well known thing, that every year this group goes to utoya. >> reporter: they believe they were targeted to cripple norway's future political leaders. he is being held here. under norwegian law, his maximum would be 21 years. that's the hall mark of norway's liberal society. >> the results will be the opposite. because we will be more open. we will be more inclusive. he destroy us ever. >> reporter: he's already destroyed the nation's sense of security. randall pinkston, cbs news, oslo, norway
CBS
Jul 24, 2011 11:00pm EDT
: but he has already destroyed the nation's sense of security, in osl o, norway, randall pinkston, "wjz." >>> the death toll around 93 people. the shooting suspect told police he acted alone and said he will explain his motive during his first court appearance. >> >> 2 people shot, baltimore police looking for that shooter. it happened in liberty and chappelville roads. we are still working to see how the victims are doing tonight. extreme heat and fire a dangerous combination in southwest baltimore. baltimore city firefighter recovering after suffering heat exhaustion while battling a fire at this home on connecticut avenue. a viewer sent us this picture of the flames earlier. a woman heard the smoke alarm and woke up 6 relatives inside. they escaped without getting hurt. >> >> a tonight, gigi barnett reports that a man who was struck is still waiting for justice. >> he lived in a severe nursing home. his severe head injuries caused by a hit-and-run. last sunday, ross died and police never caught the driver. >> it would have been 1 thing if he hit him and called 9-1-1 but he ran and th
CBS
Jul 24, 2011 6:30pm EDT
, norway, randall pinkston, cbs news. >> the accused gunman is expected to be in court tomorrow where he will explain his actions. so far, police believe he acted alone. >>> still ahead on 9news now this sunday, a child's birthday turns deadly after a guest opens fire inside the shooting rank. you won't believe who did the shooting. >>> but first a weekend of weddings in new york after >>> same-sex marriage is now the law in new york. >> i now pronounce you legally married. [ cheering ] >> kitty lambert and her partner became the first same- sex couple to tie the knot. that became legal at midnight on sunday. and the couple exchanged vows in niagra falls with over 1,000 guests including family, friends, and fellow activists. >> everybody puts locks on their doors to protect what's important to them. people don't understand that gay americans want to put locks on their relationship to protect what's important to us. >> in the meantime new york city is preparing for a record number of weddings today. and the mayor is residing over the weddings of one of his aides. >>> coming up on 9news no
CBS
Jul 1, 2011 5:00pm EDT
prosecutors admit their sexual assault case against him is crumbling. randall pinkston is reporting for wjz. >> reporter: do. vick strauss-kahn walked out of court free from house arrest. >> he will be released in his own recognizance. >> the judge granted his release after prosecutors dug not back of a housekeeper who accused him of sexual assault. >> that investigation raised concerns about the complaining witness's credibility. >> the district attorney's office sent a letter to strauss- kahn's attorney saying the maid misrepresented what she did after the alleged attack at a luxury new york hotel and admitted she made up a story about being raped on her u.s. asylum application. her attorney fired back, outside the courthouse, insisting she was the victim of a brutal attack. >> the medical evidence supports the victim's account. the forensic evidence supports her account. >> prosecutors have not dropped the charges against strauss- kahn, which include attempted rape. they're keeping their investigation open and plan to be back here for another hearing in a few weeks. strauss-kahn and his
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 4:00pm EDT
is calling for a rare sunday meeting. to discuss the nation's spending. randall pinkston reports. >> top lawmakers have a working weekend ahead of them. they will meet with president obama. he strived to help both sides agree on a deal to raise the debt limit. >> i'm ready to roll up my sleeves over the next several weeks and next several months. i know that people in both parties are ready to do that as well. >> reporter: but it won't be easy. republicans and democrats are fighting hard against parts of the presidenta proposal. he wants to raise the debt ceiling, slash about $4 trillion in spending and close tax loophopes. the -- loopholes. they insist they're actually tax hikes. >> there is no way that the house of representatives will support a tax increase. >> reporter: democrats are worried about the president's plan to cut spending for entitlement programs, such as medicare, medicaid, and social security. >> reporter: top house democrat nancy pelosi shared her views in a private meeting with the president and vice president friday. >> stretching medicare, and social security has a
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 6:00pm EDT
limitless. randall pinkston reports from capitol hill with the latest on the talks. >>> top lawmakers have a working weekend ahead of them. they met at the white house with president obama. he is trying to help both sides agree. >> i'm ready to roll up my sleeves over the next several weeks and several months. i know that people in both parties are ready to do that as well. >> reporter: but it won't be easy. republicans and democrats are fighting hard against the president's proposal. he wants to raise the debt ceiling, slash about $4 trillion in spending and close some tax loopholes. the gop has a problem with those loopholes. they insist, they're actually tax hikes. >> they said, there is no way that the house of representatives will support a tax increase. >> reporter: democrats are worried about the president's plan to cut spend being for entitlement programs. such as medicare, medicaid, and social security. >> reporter: top house democrat nancy pelosi shared her views in a private meeting with the president and vice president friday. >> med care and social security has a positive impa
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
eating contest. i'm randall pinkston, i'll have that story. >>> we didn't notice anything that was suspicious. >> rigged card readers. crooks at the top of their game. >> our account was at zero. >> 9news now reveals the tell tail science of super skimming. tonight at 11:00. >>> a fourth of july tradition, there was not one, but two champions at the annual nathan's hot dog eating contest. >> the day was not without controversy, believe it or not. a former champion states his own contest to rival the big event. >> it's a fourth of july tradition. who can eat the most hot dogs and buns in ten minutes at the annual nathan's hot dog eating contest. >> it's joey chestnut. >> joey chestnut downed 62 hot dogs, chewing his way to the top for the fifth time in a row. for the first time ever, nathan's held a separate man's and women's event. 100 pound sonya thomas stuffed down 40 hot dogs and buns to win the women's competition. thomas is known as a competitive world as a black widow. she took part when it was coed. >> usually i compete with a man, that's not fair. >> one of
CBS
Jul 2, 2011 6:00am EDT
against the former head of the imf. as randall pinkston reports, there are big questions surrounding the accuser as well. >> reporter: dominick strauss-kahn walked out of court an almost freeman. >> the defendant will be released on his own recognizance. the only restriction is the people will continue to hold his travel documents. >> reporter: the turn around came when prosecutors revealed the hotel maid lied about her whereabouts following the alleged attack. >> that investigation raised concerns about the complaining witness' credibility. >> reporter: prosecutors spelled out other inconsistencies about the accuser in a letter to strauss-kahn's defense attorney. they include lying to get into the united states from her native, guinea. her attorney insists the facts are not changed. >> the victim here made some mistakes. but that doesn't many she is not a rape victim. >> reporter: strauss-kahn's attorneys have insisted what happened in the hotel room was not a crime. his lawyers hope the multiple sex charges will be dropped. >> it is so important in this country that people, especia
CBS
Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm EDT
.s. but there are talks he could be a candidate again. in new york randall pinkston. >> the court is keeping strauss- kahn's passport. his allowed to travel in trust but he can not leave the country. >>> more surprised twists today in the the casey anthony murder trial. the judge stopped the trial this morning so lawyers could question the witnesses. after taking breaks for several hours prosecutors made their case that anthony killed her young daughter. >>> the ceo of baltimore city schools will keep he is job as the head of the school system. he is signing a new contract in the middle of controversy. >> reporter: the contract is worth $260,000 every year. that's more than a million dollars by the time it expired in 2015. four more years at the healm of the city schools. his previous contract, fir -- expired last night. >> there is concern of keeping that talent in baltimore city and deep commitment. >> reporter: he says they had to act fast. other school systems will take years to turn around. his new contract comes when the district is under fire. two elementary schools caught cheating on standardized
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
they deserve. in new york, randall pinkston, wjz news. >> you want aa hot dog? >> no, not right now. >>> as part of our continuing community commitment, wjz is a proud sponsor of the ports of america fireworks show. >> bun or no bun with that hot dog. >> did you see that guy sweating when he finished. >> lay down a while fellow. >>> and things got off to an explosive start. >> kicking the habit, why hopkins researchers now say a popular anti smoking medication could lead to some serious health issues. >>> and bernadette woods will have the weather coming up from in the weather center. >>> and just a reminder that th,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> we're watching the weather very carefully and making sure it passes for the fireworks and we're going to have an update with we bernadette in just a few minutes. >>> hackers posted fake news updates on the fox account reporting that president obama was assassinated. fox news says the incident is being investigated. the secret service has been alerted about the incident. >>> drama in the courtroom, serbian war crimes suspect is thrown out of his o
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 6:00pm EDT
the attention they deserve. in new york, randall pinkston. wjz news. >>> i do like nathan's hot dogs but in moderation. chestnut downed more than 18,000-calories during his 10 minute bing. that's about nine times the amount of calories the government recommends you should eat in one day. that's if it all got digested. >> let's throw them all in water so they're partially broken down before you eat them. >> but you know $30,000. >> maybe it's worth it. buffalo wings and i'll do it. >>> a dangerous side effect, the unhealthy problems that people are seeing after taking a drug to stop smoking. >>> and a maryland traditional continues. the story coming up here on wjz. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is 6:30, 78 degrees and partly cloudy. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. it is back to the bargaining table. lawmakers return to work tomorrow and they will try to reach an agreement over the debt debate. danielle nottingham reports for wjz. both sides are still far apart. >> reporter: the 4th of july parade made its way through the streets of washington. but the cele
CBS
Jul 24, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: but he's already destroyed the nation's sense of security. randall pinkston, cbs news, oslo, norway. >> the alleged gunman's attorney says the confessed killer wants to explain his actions to the judges when he appears in court tomorrow. meantime, the pope is among those to condemn the violence tonight. >>> the hotel maid accusing dominic of assaulting her is speaking publicly the very first time. the 32-year-old woman told news week magazine she wants the former international monetary leader to go to jail. she says he sexually assaulted her while she was working at a manhattan hotel in may. her photo appears in this week's cover of the magazine. woman says she never wanted to be in the public eye but had no choice after questions about her credibility arose. >>> we're getting relief tonight from the punishing heat in the form of rain. meteorologist olga here to tell us if the storms will get here in time fort morning commute. >> there is that possibility, bruce. we're keeping an eye on that radar for you. so far, we're in the clear, at l
CBS
Jul 26, 2011 4:00am EDT
ill. and wished his son had killed himself, rather than all those people. randall pinkston, cbs news, oslo, norway. >>> it could be the evidence that helps set amanda knox free, the dna that helped convict her of murdering her roommate may have been contaminated. investigators made a series of errors using dirty gloves and not wearing caps to collect evidence. knox's appeal hearing continues on saturday. >>> are you finally ready for some football? after four months, owners and players decided to end the lockout and fight it out on the gridiron instead of the board room. fans could not be happier. jessica stone has the details. >> reporter: the nfl players' union approved a ten-year deal to end the four and a half month lockout. >> to our fans i know you love this game as much as i do and i know that it has been a very long aprocess. >> reporter: the deal settled the biggest issue how to split the league's $9 billion revenue between the players and owners who overwhelmingly approved the proposal thursday. the commissioner is grateful both sides worked hard to find common ground. >> f
CBS
Jul 20, 2011 4:00pm EDT
.s. dozens of suspected computer hackers are now in the u.s. randall pinkston reports for wjz. >>> fbi agents targeted alleged members of the aloof group, hacking anonymous. accusing them of conspiracy and intentional damage to a computer. agents raided six homes in new york state, alon. -- alone. seizing computer equipment. members allegedly hacked the anonymous pay pal website. this man, who asked cbs to hide his identity is a member of anonymous. [ indiscernible ] >> snap our fingers [ inaudible ] >> anonymous hackers use their technical toj attack websites. >> reporter: the strategy is called a distributed denial of service. hackers flood the website with requests until it crashes. 14 from nine states were arrested and charged. but anonymous believes its work is important. >> that is equivalent to a virtual city. it's no different really than taking up seats during the 50s, during the civil rights move u. in the -- movement in the '60s. >> but this carries penalties, including prison time and hundreds of dollars in fines. >>> there were two more arrests in the u.s., unrelated to the pay p
CBS
Jul 25, 2011 4:00pm EDT
of the worst massacre in europe in decades. dozens killed in norway. as randall pinkston reports from oslo, the suspect admits carrying out the attack and says there are others out there like him. >> reporter: andes brevic left his courthouse to spend the next four weeks in solitary confinement. at his hearing, the 32-year-old confessed to the massacre friday but pleaded not guilty. >> but if you believed that you needed to carry out these attacks to save norway and western europe from cultural marxism. >> reporter: police are investigating his claims that there are to more cells. officials say brevic admitted he bombed oslo's government building and then opened fire at a political youth camp. police initially put the death toll at nearly 200. but they've revised that figure down to 76. a huge crowd of norwegians gathered. some holding flags, most holding flowers. many in tears. >> norwegians want to send a message to the confessed gunman and anyone who wants to follow him, that this normally peaceful neighborhood is united against violence. >> to show that we care for each other and we wi
CBS
Jul 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
to pinpoint discrepancies with her testimony or to argue she has other motives. >>> randall pinkston reports for wjz from oslo. the suspect admits carrying out the attack but says there are others out there like him. >> reporter: anders brevic left a courthouse on his way to spend the next four weeks in solitary confinement. at a closed hearing, the 32- year-old confessed to friday's massacre, but pleaded not guilty. >> reporter: if you believe that he needed to carry out these attacks in order to save norway and western europe from, among other things, cultural marxism. >> reporter: police are investigating brevic's claims that there are two more cells in his organization. officials say brevic admitted he bombed this. and opened fire at a youth camp. police initially put the death tolls at nearly 100. but they refused -- revised that figure to nearly 76. a huge crowd of norwegians gather to express their sadness. most holding flowers. many in tears. >> reporter: in vigil is the latest response in the terrorist attack. norwegians want to send the message to the confessed gunman and anyone wh
CBS
Jul 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
are still out there plotting more attacks. randall pinkston is live in oslo where norwegians are bowing not to speak. >> reporter: lesli and anita, on the day that anders breivik first appeared in court, the world received their first reaction from a relative, his father who he had not been in touch with for 14 years. they said when they heard about his son being accused of mass murderer, he thought it was a mistake. and the second reaction that it was incomprehensible that anyone could do something like this. that reaction is shared by the majority of norwegians. anders breivik left a courthouse on his way to spend the next four weeks in solitary confinement. at a closed hearing, the 32- year-old confessed to friday's massacre, but pleaded not guilty. he needed to carry out these attacks. >> reporter: and police are investigating breivik's claims that there are two more people in his organization. officials said that breivik admitted he bombed oslo's government building and opened fire at a political youth camp. now, police originally put the death toll from the two attacks at nearly 1
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